Governor Holcomb issues a Stay-At-Home Order

On Monday March 23rd, Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety.

When does the order take effect?

The Stay-At-Home Order takes effect Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

When does the order end?

The order ends on Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET, but could be extended if the outbreak warrants it.

Where does the order apply?

The Stay-At-Home Order applies to the entire state of Indiana. Unless you work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity, you must stay home.

Is this mandatory or a recommendation?

This order is mandatory. For the safety of all Hoosiers, people must stay home and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What is an essential business?

Essential businesses and services include but are not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police stations, fire stations, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health care facilities, garbage pickup, public transit, and public service hotlines such as SNAP and HIP 2.0.  

A list can be found in the Governor’s executive order at

What is an essential activity?

Essential activities include but are not limited to activities for health and safety, necessary supplies and services, outdoor activity, certain types of essential work, and to take care of others.

A list can be found in the Governor’s executive order at


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Private Water Welll TestingThis webpage is dedicated to answering questions about private water wells in Clark County, Indiana.  Here you will find information and links that will answer questions about abandonment of wells, plugging of abandoned wells, well water disinfection and recommended standards for private water wells.

Recommended Standards for Private Water Wells

Safe, potable ground water is one of our most precious natural resources. It can be contaminated and made dangerous, even totally useless for drinking, by improper well drilling and pump installation practices.

To guide homeowners and well drillers in the construction of safe, usable wells, the Indiana State Department of Health offers standards for construction of wells and installation of pumps and appurtenances. Whenever a well is opened for repair, the work and materials used should also comply with these standards.

Dewatering wells, irrigation wells, heating and cooling supply and return wells, temporary service wells, construction water wells, process wells, and other structures for withdrawing ground water or lowering of a water table, regardless of location, length of intended service, or original use or intent, should be constructed in accordance with these standards. Where possible, existing wells and water systems should be upgraded to meet these standards. Take a look at the Indiana State Department of Health Recommended Standards for Private Water Wells

Disinfection of Wells and Water Sources

The Indiana State Department of Health has established guidelines for testing and disinfecting of wells, Click here to download the Private Water Well Testing Pamphlet.

Abandonment of Wells

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has rules and regulations regarding the drilling and abandonment of existing wells. Click here for more information Water Availability/Rights

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